For the third straight year, Kamehameha is ready to crown another all-time great.
Paige Respicio will be going for her fourth ILH title today in her home gym, following the slams achieved by Ashley Gooman last year and Zion Grace Vierra in 2018. Respicio would become the eighth Warrior to achieve the feat.
The only one who can keep her from the glory is a teammate. She is the top seed at 140 pounds and has a bye to the final, where she will meet Tessia Mauia just a few steps from the wrestling room they have shared all season.
If everything goes right, ‘Iolani will continue the slam streak next year. The Raiders’ Zoe Omura has dominated the 97-pound weight class the past two years and will go for her third title as a junior.
Kamehameha won all but two ILH championships last year, and have a slew of girls looking to repeat. Amy Sotoa has already won her second, getting the Teshya Alo treatment and entering an empty 170-pound bracket. All she has to do today is show up and get her hand raised.
Sky Realin and Krystal Puahala are one match away from repeating for Kamehameha, with Puahala receiving a bye into the 129-pound final and Realin facing Damien’s Nadia Fields for the title at 134 pounds.
Nohea Moniz and Haley Narahara will have to wrestle semifinal matches to get into their finals and a chance to repeat. Moniz is the top seed at 109 pounds and Narahara is boss at 114.
Reigning ILH champion Dylan Huddy of Maryknoll also goes straight to the final, where she will meet Punahou’s Harley Ceberano.
The ILH will not crown a champion at 225 pounds for the second straight year, and third time in four years, as nobody entered the bracket.
The bracket can be viewed here: Varsity Girls Bracket